Morgan Monroe MNB-1 resonator banjo


Great looks and a real player make the MNB-1 banjo a winner whether you want to play it, or just look at it!

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The Morgan Monroe MNB-1

banjo is the most popular banjo in the Morgan Monroe lineup, and it’s been a very fast selling banjo for us, too. There are a couple of really good reasons why. First of all, just about every time, it starts with this banjo’s striking looks. It is a stunner.. For a banjo that plays this well, and especially at this price point, the MNB-1 has just got the look like none other. We have had people who don’t play banjo at all come in and fall in love with the looks. One customer bought it just to decorate his house with it!  He didn’t even want to play it!  Of course that’s not what the makers expected. But the hearts and flowers inlays, the brilliant shine of the chrome plated hardware and the high gloss wood finishing make it happen. Now we have noticed that occasionally some people may actually want to play the banjo, which brings up the second high point of the MNB-1. This banjo is of course a real player. We set them all up by hand here, and it’s ready to pick as soon as you receive it and tune it up. Yeah, you’ll have to tune it up. We slacken all strings for shipping so the strain is taken off the neck. It’s just something we do to help prevent problems between the time it leaves our hands and arrives in yours. Tune up and play. We think you’ll agree. This is not a heavy tone ring type banjo, and its lightweight makes it easier for people who really don’t want to lug a really heavy banjo around. 

Here are the specs of the MNB-1 banjo:

Model: MNB-1W
Brackets: 24
Resonator: Mahogany
Rim: 3 Ply Maple
Neck: Mahogany
Fret Board:  Rosewood
Bridge: Maple/Ebony
Flange: 1 Piece Press
Head: Remo Frosted weather King/11″ high crown
Tone Ring: Rolled Brass
Tension Hoop: Notched
Coordinator Rod: Single
Hardware: Nickel plated
Tail Piece: Adjustable
Nut: Bone 1 14″
Fret Markers: Floral
Inlay: Mother Of Pearl
Peg Head: Black overlay/ Floral Inlay
Tuners: Ashton Bailey planetary
Binding: Ivroid
Scale length: 27 1/2″
Arm Rest: Included
Finish: High Gloss

This banjo is shown here without a case or gig bag. Be sure to also select one that’s right for you. We have the Superior C-269 bag and the Carrion C-2901 shown below for your convenience, and they have been tested to fit this banjo well!

Buy with confidence from Beyond Guitars. Along with the lifetime warranty from the manufacturer, this banjo is included in our 14-day customer satisfaction guarantee and free shipping in 48 states.  Morgan Monroe suggests that we sell this banjo to you for $599.95 but we have discounted this banjo, you won’t pay that at Beyond Guitars!

Additional information

Weight 17 lbs


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